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Advance Wars

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Game Boy Advance
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This turn-based strategy game hails back to a classic Japanese strategy game titled Famicom Wars. Advance Wars pits players against very computer AI in a number of battles involving submarines, warships, infantry, tanks, helicopters, and other weapons. During the maps, players may capture buildings to increase financial resources and repair damaged units. During combat, two units go head to head with the results determined by how the two stack up against each other, terrain conditions, and other factors. Up to four players can play using the Game Link Cable or by swapping a single Game Boy Advance at the end of each player's turn.


Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Wiping out half of enemy fighters as a pre-emptive strike.
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Mountains give bonuses to defense.
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance The tutorial doubles as the prologue for the main story
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Olaf uses his CO power - Blizzard

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User Reviews

Wicked! Game Boy Advance Patrick Robertson (5)
A must own for any Game Boy Advance fan Game Boy Advance Travis Russell (3)
Great game, although perhaps too simple Game Boy Advance Kate Jones (454)
Great war on little screen Game Boy Advance Marcin Ostrowski (32581)

The Press Says

NintendoWorldReport Game Boy Advance Sep 19, 2001 10 out of 10 100
Gaming Age Game Boy Advance Sep 28, 2001 A 100
Nintendojo Game Boy Advance 2001 10 out of 10 100
Game Freaks 365 Game Boy Advance 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Sep, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
Looki Game Boy Advance Jan 28, 2002 90 out of 100 90
PGNx Media Game Boy Advance Oct 24, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Critics Game Boy Advance Mar 26, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Just RPG Game Boy Advance 2001 75 out of 100 75
The Next Level Game Boy Advance Oct 03, 2001 B- 67


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  • Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences
    • 2001 - Handheld Game of the Year Award
  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – Game Boy Advance Game of the Year

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